The Barlow Memorial Institute was built in 1909 by Sir Thomas Barlow as a memorial to his parents. It was a recreation institute with everything from swimming to horse riding and was freely open to the villagers in the surrounding area which was well received.
The Barlow was constructed in the classic fashion of the time, the building was made of hard red brick with stone dressings, from the leaded lights in the mullioned windows and the singular corner columns of the entrance, the tower with its ashlar quoins, string courses and castellated parapet to the buttresses of the hall itself, the building represents an attempt to capture the romantic attractiveness of buildings which had developed over many centuries.
The Barlow has proved to be one of our most exciting investigation sites, some of the most significant paranormal activity we’ve ever seen occurred during our investigations here such as a locked chest bursting open on it’s own not once but multiple times!
This site is recommended to anyone with a love of the paranormal especially if you’re interested in spirits that interact with the physical world, come along if you dare!